How should the Red Sox handle Daniel Bard?

How should the Red Sox handle Daniel Bard?

How should the Red Sox handle Daniel Bard?

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe suggests that if the Red Sox don't make Bard a starter of closer, it's a hugh slap in the face.  Cafardo believes that the Red Sox should make Bard the closer and try to bring in Capps, Broxton, or Madson, to set up.

Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald writes that Bard would be worth the long term investment of making a starter.  He compares the transition to Chris Sale, Justin Masterson, and Johan Santana.  Neftali Feliz might go through a similar transition this year.

Cafardo also says that Cuddyer would be a great fit in Boston, with Beltran second. He also notes that Ethier could be had.

In his updates at nine, Cafardo believes that a lot of teams are interested in Jed Lowrie at short or third.  Many teams like his bat, but some are scared by his defense and injury history.

The Red Sox should want to make a splash by bringing in a big name outfielder lie Cuddyer or Beltran, if they aren't scared off by last offseason. The next focus should be a starting pitcher. It could be Bard, and Gio Gonzalez, and Mark Buerhle are options to fit into the middle of the rotation. They look to bounce back from an embarrassing collapse which was hurt by their lack of pitching depth.

By Truth and rumors
Monday, 28 Nov 2011

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  • Essential said: Handling that man is really great. They have to get themselves busy with that one. - Adam LaFavre 1:59AM 03/12/14
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